Trump’s celebration of American greatness actually prompted his critics, who oppose everything he says and does with the reflexive predictability of Pavlov’s dog, to spend the Fourth of July badmouthing America and attacking the Founding Fathers and even one Mother (Betsy Ross.) That's a great way to win over American voters. You know, it would have been perfectly acceptable to simply agree with Trump this one time that America really is great – but that would have required them to publicly agree with Trump and to admit that America is great. At this point, I’m not sure which one would stick in their throats worse.
You know the Democrats have gone around the bend and over the cliff when you see more old fashioned, flag-waving, pro-American patriotism in Dubai than you'll get from any Democrat running for President.
As Americans head back to work, (and there’s lots of work to do: in June, 224,000 non-farm jobs were created, 64,000 more than economists predicted), I’d like to take today to recap some stories that occurred while we were all out watching fireworks and wearing our Betsy Ross flag T-shirts (available for only a few more days as an “In your face, Nike and Kaepernick” special from Nine Line Apparel, a veteran-owned company creating American jobs:
And here are some of the great organizations for vets that they support:
Speaking of that, among the big holiday newsmakers was former pro football player-turned-professional grievance monger Colin Kaepernick, whose feelings of triggerdom over the nonexistent association of Betsy Ross’s first American flag with slavery and oppression caused Nike (apparently now run by Kaepernick) to yank a patriotic line of shoes with that flag off the market. As one clever meme put it, Nike is suffering from "Colin cancer."
This story was notable not only for its sheer idiocy but as a remarkable example of how quickly the left can now concoct a spurious anti-American narrative, the media will trumpet it as if it’s true and always has been, and suddenly, anyone who questions it is put on the defensive.
And so, within days, we already had “fact-checking” sites like Snopes.com spinning like ballerinas to try to justify the slander of the Betsy Ross flag…
MSNBC trotted out Georgetown University “Professor” Michael Eric Dyson to call the flag a “hate symbol” and compare flying it on the 4th of July to wearing swastikas and burning crosses (FYI: Sending your kid to GU to be exposed to this kind of wisdom will set you back about $53,000 a year. Two words: “trade school.”)
Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review also noticed the scary rapidity with which we moved from outrageous claim about a patriotic symbol to corporations, major media outlets and presidential candidates all jumping on the anti-American bandwagon without a second (or even first) thought. “Beto” O’Rourke and Julian Castro were particularly noteworthy for the impenetrable quality of their woke gibberish on the subject:
I could say more about the stupidity of this claim and back it up with quotes from the Founders, but Marta Hernandez at the Victory Girls blog already did a wonderfully entertaining job of that, so I’ll just link to her:
Let us hope that now that the tactics are so obvious and the complaints so blatantly ridiculous that more Americans will find their voices and start standing up, not only during the National Anthem but standing up and fighting back when symbols of America’s greatness are attacked by unpatriotic and uninformed ingrates. I’m happy to say that my friend Dr. Alveda King is among those leading the way: